Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Tuesday suggested that the Supreme Court may strike down the death penalty.
During a speech at Rhodes College in Tennessee, he said he “wouldn’t be surprised” if the court rules that it is unconstitutional, according to The Commercial Appeal. Scalia added that he believes that the Constitution allows for the death penalty as long as there is a fair trial.
He said that four of his colleagues on the Supreme Court believe the death penalty is unconstitutional, according to The Commercial Appeal’s Jennifer Pignolet.
Taking now about the death penalty. Says he now has 4 colleagues who believe it’s unconstitutional. He disagrees. Takes a shot a Yale, too.
— Jennifer Pignolet (@JenPignolet) September 22, 2015
During his speech, Scalia also criticized the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, called the decision “extreme.”